James Beard Foundation Award

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The James Beard Foundation Awards are annual awards presented by the James Beard Foundation for excellence in cuisine, culinary writing, and culinary education in the United States. The Awards were established in 1990 and are often called "The Oscars of Food."[1] Held on the first weekend in May, the Awards honor the finest chefs, restaurants, wine professionals, journalists, cookbook authors, restaurant designers, and other food professionals in the United States. The awards are voted on by more than 600 culinary professionals. Recipients receive a bronze medallion etched with the image of James Beard and a certificate from the Foundation.[2]

The foundation also administers the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America awards.

After spending 24 years in New York City, The James Beard Foundation announced that the Restaurant and Chef Awards will be presented in Chicago for the 2015 ceremony. [3]

2014 winners[edit]

2013 winners[edit]


Broadcast and New Media Awards
  • Radio Show/Audio Webcast: Fear of Frying; Host: Nina Barrett; Area: WBEZ; Producer: Lynette Kalsnes
  • Special/Documentary, Television or Video Webcast: The Restaurateur; Network: PBS; Producer: Roger Sherman
  • Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location: CBS Sunday Morning: "Eat, Drink and Be Merry"; Host: Charles Osgood; Network: CBS; Producers: Gavin Boyle, Amol Mhatre, Rand Morrison, Amy Rosner, Jason Sacca, and Robin Sanders
  • Television Program, On Location: The Mind of a Chef; Host: Anthony Bourdain; Network: PBS; Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Alexandra Chaden, Jonathan Cianfrani, Christopher Collins, Peter Meehan, Michael Steed, and Lydia Tenaglia
  • Television Segment: Friday Arts, Art of Food; Network: WHYY-TV TV; Producer: Monica Rogozinski
  • Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional: Liquor.com Presents How to Cocktail; Producers: Kit Codik, Scott Kritz and Noah Rothbaum
  • Video Webcast, On Location: Theperennialplate.com presents The Perennial Plate: Real Food World Tour; Hosts and Producers: Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine
  • Outstanding Personality/Host: Andrew Zimmern; Show: Bizarre Foods America; Network: Travel Channel
Book Awards

2012 winners[edit]

Book Awards[5]

2011 winners[edit]

Andy Ricker, owner of Pok Pok in Portland, Oregon
  • Chef: José Andrés, Minibar, Washington, DC
  • Rising Star Chef of the Year: Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon, Portland, OR
  • Restaurant: Eleven Madison Park, New York
  • New Restaurant: ABC Kitchen, New York
  • Restaurateur: Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
  • Pastry Chef: Angela Pinkerton, Eleven Madison Park, New York
  • Wine Service: Belinda Chang, The Modern, New York
  • Wine and Spirits Professional: Julian Van Winkle III, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, Louisville, KY
  • Service: Per Se, New York
  • Great Lakes Chef: Alex Young, Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Mid-Atlantic Chef: Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia, PA
  • Midwest Chef: Isaac Becker, 112 Eatery, Minneapolis, MN
  • New York City Chef: Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune
  • Northeast Chef: Tony Maws, Craigie On Main, Cambridge, MA
  • Northwest Chef: Andy Ricker, Pok Pok, Portland, OR
  • Pacific Chef: Michael Tusk, Quince, San Francisco, CA
  • Southeast Chef: Andrea Reusing, Lantern, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Southwest Chef: TIE Saipin Chutima, Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas and Tyson Cole, Uchi, Austin, TX
  • South Chef: Stephen Stryjewski, Cochon, New Orleans, LA
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Kevin Zraly
  • Reference & Scholarship Cookbook: Salted: A Manifesto on the World's Most Essential Mineral, with Recipes by Mark Bitterman

2010 winners[edit]


  • Chef: Tom Colicchio, Craft, New York
  • Rising Star Chef of the Year: Timothy Hollingsworth, The French Laundry, Yountville, CA
  • Restaurant: Daniel, Chef/Owner: Daniel Boulud, New York
  • New Restaurant: Marea, Chef/Partners: Michael White and Chris Cannon, New York
  • Restaurateur: Keith McNally, Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Pastis, Pravda, and Schiller's Liquor Bar, New York
  • Pastry Chef: Nicole Plue, Redd, Yountville, CA
  • Wine Service: Jean Georges, Wine Director: Bernard Sun, New York
  • Wine and Spirits Professional: John Shafer and Doug Shafer, Shafer Vineyards, Napa, CA
  • Service: Alinea, Chef/Owner: Grant Achatz, Chicago
  • Great Lakes Chef: Koren Grieveson, Avec, Chicago
  • Mid-Atlantic Chef: Jeff Michaud, Osteria, Philadelphia
  • Midwest Chef: Alexander Roberts, Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis
  • New York City Chef: Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park
  • Northeast Chef: Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, Arrows, Ogunquit, ME
  • Northwest Chef: Jason Wilson, Crush, Seattle
  • Pacific Chef: David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA
  • Southeast Chef: Sean Brock, McCrady's, Charleston, SC
  • Southwest Chef: Claude Le Tohic, Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas
  • South Chef: Michael Schwartz, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Miami
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Ariane and Michael Batterberry, Founders, Food & Wine and Food Arts
  • Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location: French Food at Home with Laura Calder; Host: Laura Calder; Network: Food Network Canada

2009 winners[edit]


  • Chef: Dan Barber, Blue Hill, New York
  • Rising Star Chef of the Year: Nate Appleman, A16, San Francisco
  • Restaurant: Jean Georges, Chef/Owners: Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Phil Suarez, New York
  • New Restaurant: Momofuku Ko, Chef/Owners: David Chang and Peter Serpico, New York
  • Restaurateur: Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group, New York
  • Pastry Chef: Gina DePalma, Babbo, New York
  • Wine Service: Aldo Sohm, Le Bernardin, New York
  • Wine and Spirits Professional: Dale DeGroff, Dale DeGroff Co., New York
  • Service: Daniel, Owner: Daniel Boulud, New York
  • Great Lakes Chef: Michael Symon, Lola, Cleveland, OH
  • Mid-Atlantic Chef: Jose Garces, Amada, Philadelphia, PA
  • Midwest Chef: Tim McKee, La Belle Vie, Minneapolis, MN
  • New York City Chef: Gabriel Kreuther, The Modern
  • Northeast Chef: Rob Evans, Hugo's, Portland, ME
  • Northwest Chef: Maria Hines, Tilth, Seattle, WA
  • Pacific Chef: Douglas Keane, Cyrus, Healdsburg, CA
  • Southeast Chef: Mike Lata, Fig, Charleston, SC
  • Southwest Chef: Paul Bartolotta, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, Las Vegas, NV
  • South Chef: John Currence, City Grocery, Oxford, MS
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Ella Brennan
  • Newspaper or Magazine: Adam Platt, New York Magazine

2008 winners[edit]

2007 winners[edit]


More than 1,600 people attended the 2007 awards reception at New York's Lincoln Center.[6]

Book Awards[7]

2006 winners[edit]


Book Awards[8]

2005 winners[edit]


Book Awards[9]

2004 winners[edit]


Book Awards[10]

2003 winners[edit]


Book Awards[11]

2002 winners[edit]

Broadcast and New Media Awards

1991 winners[edit]

  • Chef of the Year: Wolfgang Puck, Spago; West Hollywood, CA
  • Outstanding Restaurant: Bouley; chef, David Bouley; New York, NY
  • Northeast Chef: Jasper White, Jasper's; Boston, MA
  • Mid-Atlantic Chef: Jean Louis Palladin, Jean-Louis; Washington, D.C.
  • Southeast Chef: Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's; New Orleans, LA
  • Midwest Chef: Rick Bayless, Topolobampo; Chicago, IL
  • Southwest Chef: Stephan Pyles, Routh Street Café; Dallas, TX
  • California Chef: Joachim Splichal, Patina; Los Angeles, CA
  • Northwest Chef: Caprial Pence, Fuller's; Seattle, WA
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef: Nancy Silverton, Campanile; Los Angeles, CA
  • Rising Star Chef: Todd English, Olives; Charlestown, MA

America's Classics[edit]

Although the awards tend to focus on upscale dining in large cities, since 1998 there has been an "America's Classics" category which honors legendary family-owned restaurants across the country. The "America's Classics" winners routinely draw the biggest applause of the night at the awards ceremony.[citation needed] Past winners are:[12]

Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America[edit]

The "Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America" is an award presented to members of the food and beverage industry who have been "identified by his or her peers as having displayed remarkable talent and achievement."[15]

The award were initially awarded by Cook’s Magazine (the predecessor to Cook's Illustrated), which inaugurated the award in 1984; it has been administered by the James Beard Foundation since 1990.[15]

2010 inductees[16]
2009 inductees

David Burke
John T. Edge
Betty Fussell
Dorothy Cann Hamilton
Clark Wolf

2008 inductees

Dan Barber
Anthony Bourdain
Nancy Oakes
Russ Parsons
Zanne Early Stewart
Steve Sullivan


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  2. ^ http://www.jamesbeard.org/about/mission.shtml[dead link]
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  4. ^ 2013 JBF Award Winners , The James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  5. ^ "2012 James Beard Foundation Book Awards". The James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  6. ^ Shriver, Jerry (May 7, 2007). "The Beard Awards honor the finest American food". USA Today. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  7. ^ "2007 James Beard Foundation /KitchenAid Book Awards". The James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  8. ^ "2006 James Beard Foundation /KitchenAid Book Awards". The James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  9. ^ "2005 James Beard Foundation /KitchenAid Book Awards". The James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  10. ^ "2004 James Beard Foundation /KitchenAid Book Awards". The James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  11. ^ "2003 James Beard Foundation /KitchenAid Book Awards". The James Beard Foundation. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  12. ^ "JBF America's Classics". James Beard Foundation. July 4, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  13. ^ "Marconi's closing". 
  14. ^ Allen, Lee (April 18, 2012), Fry Bread House Honored Among the Best of the Best, Indian Country Today Media Network 
  15. ^ a b "JBF Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America". James Beard Foundation. 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  16. ^ http://www.jbfawards.com/pdf/JBF_Awards2010_Winners.pdf[dead link]

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